It's déjà vu all over
again - May 29, 2012
Ignoramus is an old guy and as an old guy and I'm seeing
things I've seen before. In
my younger days, when I didn't know any better, I used to
sneak over the border and visit Juarez nightclubs. I remember an old master
of ceremonies in one of the night clubs who was popular with
locals and tourists. Some
of the regulars that came would ask him to do routines about
how to play the game of golf and such things. Today's fans might go to a
political rally and hope that the comedian would talk about
the "dog on the roof" or "the steel company that went bust". They would have seen
the star strut across stage with his hand raised, smiling at
the audience and waiting for the applause to die out, then he
would've built up to the story and after making a pregnant
pause before delivering the smutty punch line would tell his
story and besmirch his political competitor. Such behavior, demeanor,
and pregnant pause timing that is practiced by even today's
political characters just brings back the memory of this old
tired comic. It is as
if he's been resurrected and I'm an old man reminiscing about
the good old days. It
is déjà vu. I
can tell you what is going to happen next. Some of the new things
that I will relate depend on the experience I've had with
watching Wily Coyote try to defeat that rascally roadrunner.
The launch of Barack
Obama's new presidential campaign will bring to mind many things
that have happened before. "The
steel company that went bust", lasted eight years under Baines
management. It should of
gone bankrupt after the first two years. Two years later Mitt Romney
left the management of that account, a new manager came in and
extended the life of the company for four more years. Baines actually kept jobs
that would not have been possible for many years. The Baines manager that came
in currently works for Barack Obama as a fundraiser. Another steel company
that Mitt Romney had managed now currently has 6000 employees. This is during the time that
90% of the steel industry went bankrupt in the United States due
to foreign national competition.
Wily Coyote had another bomb blow up in his face.
Attempts to paint Baines as the bad guy will
continue to blow up in his face. Companies such as Staples used
Baines in the beginning of their business growth to finance and
learn how to grow and prosper. I have this "easy"
button, which is a symbol used to describe the service Staples
provides its customers. Staples actually sells this button
as an office supply item.
The war on women is
another bomb that blew up. Obama's
own staff severely underpaid its women employees. The claim that Anne Romney
never worked a day in her life has also added to the comedy of
the event. Another attack
is being aimed at Anne Romney for her practice of dressage, the
art of dancing with horses. It
was part of the treatment that allowed her to overcome the
debilitating effects of MS or multiple sclerosis. She wickedly insured her
horses for a great deal of money, but not to their actual value,
because she was wealthy enough to self-insure the full value of
her horses. The attack on
the wealthy is greatly misunderstood. Hopefully, the class warfare
game of robbing the rich and distributing it to the poor will
also blowup on Barack Obama. The
concept of the rich feeding the poor is not a virtue that
Marxists understand. I, a
poor man, owe most of my wealth in life to rich men such as
Howard Hughes and AP Giannini of Bank of America. Barack Obama completely
misunderstands the "silver spoon".
It is not a badge of authority to lord over lesser souls,
but a scepter of responsibility to do what is best for all men.
In addition to the
retro comedy shenanigans that Barack Obama participates in, the
use of a backdrop of human faces to add enthusiasm to his
speeches is also beginning to backfire. In his previous election, the faces represented the
diversity of people who had an interest in him. They were enthusiastic. They cheered and paid
attention. In this
election cycle, he is trying to use more military faces and
leverage his ability as commander-in-chief to have a captive
audience. In spite of the
fact that these are well disciplined people, they do not display
the emotion of his previous backdrops but in fact, sometimes
display boredom and disinterest.
The civilian audiences are caught yawning.
been following Mitt Romney for the past 11 years and I have
known members of his family for over 60 years. To me, Mitt Romney is the
roadrunner. He is the
cousin of the man who would sell you a good tractor. His great uncle was my
scoutmaster. I can
picture him with his arms folded in prayer.
His son Josh told me
of the story that Mitt was goaded into going headfirst on the
luge prior to the Olympics and he was scared to death but he did
it for the Olympics PR and enjoyed it (but might not accept the
next challenge). I can
see him raise his hand and be sworn in as the President of the
United States. I can see
him sit at the desk in the Oval Office and assure us all that he
will do his best to help us overcome the problems that we have.
that many in America will not be seduced by the Obama
shenanigans and try to prove that they are not prejudiced. Barack Obama has been a
failure in delivering the American dream. He did not deliver the
change he promised. He
did not lower the deficit as he promised.
are too many people in this country who believe that life is a
free lunch. "There ain't no such thing
as free lunch." Remember
the acronym, "TANSTAFL". Without
Mitt in the White House, we will all be paying a lot for free
Nattering Nabobs of Negativity - May
is a great deal of humor in politics lately. Most
of it is not intended. What makes it funny is that
the Democratic National Committee thinks it's
pulling something over on the public. It makes
comments about Mitt Romney that are supposed to be
disparaging, but in fact they're merely "nattering
nabobs of negativity". In 2008 when Mitt Romney
first became a candidate for president, there was
a character in the Democratic National Committee
named Damien LaVera. His job was to dig up dirt
about Mitt Romney. He published a script used by
computer trolls who frequented the chat streams of
political commentary. Whenever the opportunity
arose, these trolls would introduce comments about
Mitt's religion or his experiences prior to
becoming a candidate for President of the United
States. I was always amazed at how quickly a chat
stream progressed. Immediately after an article
was issued on the Internet, within the first 5
minutes, 20 or 30 comments would be posted in the
In learning how to be part of this community, I
was amazed at how this could happen. It always
took me five or 10 minutes; to create a response
and then get it posted; before it appeared on the
screen for comment. I sometimes had the comment
that would kill the conversation and the chat
After a while, it was 100 comments or so
before I could get into a chat stream. Then
I begin to imagine what was happening. The
trolls actually knew when a chat stream would
commence and were waiting with initial responses
before there was even a question posed. Some
of the trolls that were not in the same room with
each other became confused and lost their place in
the script. Often comments identical to others
were actually repeated several times in the chat
I also knew; in
cases where one person was using more than one
it took several minutes for an identity to be
changed before a response could be made. I then
realized that there was more than one computer
involved for trolls working together to work the
script so that they could respond in rapid
sequence, but they did not have to wait until a
response was posted. They could merely cut and
paste the script in rapid succession. It was at
this point that I was reminded of the term
"nattering nabobs of negativity" which was
introduced by Spiro Agnew in an election long ago.
In my brain shorthand, I begin to think "3n =
nattering nabobs of negativity".
Let me give you examples of some of the things
that were in the script. One of the popular ones
was "dog on the roof". Twenty-four years ago, when
Mitt's boys were little, they used to go on family
vacations to a nearby lake. They always
wanted to take the family dog, Shamus. Although
the car they used was big enough to hold the whole
family, there was little room for the dog. Mitt,
in his ingenious way, contrived to attach a kennel
with a windscreen to the car roof rack; which
delighted Shamus to no end. When Shamus saw the
kennel being lifted to the roof of the car, he was
so excited he could hardly contain himself. The
second part of this story is that on one trip
Shamus became ill or had diarrhea. It's not clear
which one. The problem, however, was the rear of
the car was soiled because Shamus could not
express his need to go out. Mitt, in his
calm, steady-Eddie demeanor, merely stopped at a
service station, got out and hosed down the car,
gave Shamus a walk and a pat and went merrily on
the way. For someone who's looking for an
embarrassing story to tell, this became the second
part of "dog on the roof".
When they got to the lake, Mitt was arrested and
handcuffed and taken to the local magistrate. Why?
The registration letters on the boat were
improperly painted so that the Park Ranger could
not read them. The boat had been painted twice by
amateurs, and the lettering was not as clear as
the Ranger thought it should be.
Before the arrest, the Park Ranger told Mitt there
was a problem. Mitt, found
problem and suggested, "I won't have time to
repaint these numbers. So what is the situation if
I just launch the boat?"
Ranger: "I would have to issue a citation."
"What would what cost?"
"About $60, maybe."
"Okay," said Mitt, and he launched the
Then Ranger not only issued a citation, but he
called for assistance, which naturally resulted in
an arrest and the above mentioned trip to the
To the Democratic National Committee, Mitt was a
criminal of the worst type.
Damien LaVera is no longer the DNC "Kill Mitt"
Chairman. He has become the flack or the person
who tries to explain what happened to Solyndra,
the fiasco where a billion dollars; including
loans and bonuses; was squandered by Obama on a
green industry project.
The "Kill Mitt" script still exists at the DNC.
Some of the "ridicule Mormon" items have been
eliminated due to sensitivity on this issue. The
DNC still believe that the public has no memory
and some of these items may still be used. My
advice to bloggers and people who want to
participate in chat rooms is that when they find
the first 10 items are anti or negative, to simply
not participate from that point onward. The group
has already been infested with paid trolls.
A funny thing happened in a chat room last week.
One of the participants was using the name "Paid
Troll" as his net handle. He jumped into the
fray and begin to appear as he was one of the
bunch but the rest of the participants ignored him
completely and would not respond to him. They had
recognized that he was a double agent and he
wasn't really one of them. Although very subtle,
for those who know what is happening, it was very,
Mormons are very familiar with the term "anti".
Anti-Mormonism has been in the lexicon for 180
years. Mormons have spider sense when a
conversation starts to turn. There is no use in
quoting a scripture or engaging in conflict beyond
that point. For the typical Mormon, the word "anti"
does not press any reactive buttons. It is
something they have learned to survive in a
hostile world. It is a convenient way to ignore
the negative issue and get on with life. If
only it were that simple to teach to the general
would simplify the election process a lot.
Mitt Romney address at Liberty University.
One of the most remarkable political speeches I've ever heard was
given at the commencement exercises of Liberty University on May 12,
2012. I have included the text of that commencement exercise along
with the C-SPAN pointer to the video. The introduction of the
speaker in the video is given at about the 25 min. mark.
Simply slide the video pointer to 25 min. to hear the introduction
of Mitt Romney. His speech actually begins at the 36 min. mark. You
can expand the video image to full size by clicking the expand
button on the right side of the timeline bar.
By Mitt Romney
For the graduates, this moment marks a clear
ending and a clear beginning. The task set before you four years ago
is now completed in full. To the class of 2012: Well done, and
Some of you may have taken a little longer than
four years to complete your studies. One gradu....more...
If I wanted America to fail
2012 will be a
pivotal year in History. The world will change, not from what
happens to us but what we do to ourselves. The people of
America are mostly oblivious that we stand at the tipping
point in history. We make it or break it in what we do now.
Look at this Video as I introduce you to the big question:
After seeing the first video, hit the back arrow on your
browser to return here.
This is the Video I wanted you to see:
If I wanted
America to Fail
What is an ignoramus?
The source of the word ignoramus is from the
common Latin dating before the Christian era. Its exact
meaning is “We don’t know”. Earlier expressions of the
meaning were probably associated with a quick raise of
the shoulders and a roll of the eyes.
Ignoramus is an elitist word dating from the
time King James ordered an English translation of the
Bible which at the time was only available in Latin.
Comedy clubs existed in King James time, but they called
it university theatre.
to get a historic definition on the word, Ignoramus.
In this politically correct world, it is
hard to find appropriate pejorative words to describe
stupid people in politics. I hope to be able to provide
you with the proper tools for this endeavor. In
political propaganda the excessive use of adjectives
gives the plot away far in advance of the actual
presentation of any issue. The vocabulary of the left
wing ignoramus does little to conceal the ulterior
motives of the wicked, satanic perpetrator. Whoops, see
what I mean?
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